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Philip Johnson


Designer: Philip Johnson

Philip Johnson designed a dramatic, colorful, multitiered DJ booth and dance pavilion. Johnson's design consisted of a single unified structure combining a DJ area, dance floor, bleacher-style benches, and platforms for sitting or standing. Striped bands of color chosen specifically for the project by Donald Kaufman ran diagonally across the pavilion in chartreuse, chocolate, ultramarine, deep violet, acid green, and emerald green. The structure created an energetic zig-zag effect in contrast to the courtyard’s angular concrete walls. Five towers constructed of lightweight, galvanized scaffolding and aluminum mesh stretched as high as 56 feet into the sky, with banners flying from their tops.